Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Meeting at airport on arrival by our staff and transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, lies in a broad valley at the edge of the Himalayan Range. Its art and architecture are an interesting blend of Hindu and Buddhist influences.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, with its temples and markets, or take an optional excursion into the Kathmandu Valley.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2840m) & Trek to Phakding (2600 m / 4 hours) :
Morning the spectacular mountain flight to the tiny airstrip at Lukla. Here we will meet with our porters and commence the trek with a short walk to Phakding.
Day 4: Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3440 m / 5 hours)
A flat walk along the Dudh Kosi river and we climb steeply climb to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). The most important Sherpa town and a former trading center with Tibet.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar acclimatisation day
Today is an acclimatization day. Namche Bazaar is well worth exploring, with its Buddhist monastery and distant views of Everest. For better acclimatization it is recommended that you walk to the Syangboche or to one of the nearby villages such as Khunde, or Thamo.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar / Tengboche (3880 m / 6 hours)
After rest day we set off trekking again. Within an hour the towering summit of Ama Dablam appears to the east, while glimpses of Everest lure us onwards. The gentle trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phuki Tenga where we start the long climb up to Tengboche.
In the afternoon late afternoon visit Tengboche monastery which is the one of the biggest monasteries in Khumbu area. The spiritual center for Sherpa’s, where about 40 Tibetan Buddhist monks are in residence. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape.
Day 7: Tengboche / Namche Bazaar (3440 m – 4 hours)
Mostly downhill today, there is a steep climb for about an hour before you encounter the scenic walk back into Namche. From Khumjung you can pass through Khunde where you may enjoy a visit to the little monastery if you haven’t already.
Day 8: Namche Bazaar / Lukla (2886 m – 4 hours)
Today descending steeply for the first on to Phakding and finally to Lukla. This evening you will have a farewell ceremony with your guides and porters.
Day 9: Fly Lukla / Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu Weather-permitting, we fly from the tiny mountain airstrip back to Kathmandu, with a last chance to glimpse the mighty snowcapped Himalaya in the distance.
Day 10: In Kathmandu
Free in Kathmandu A chance to do some shopping, explore at leisure or merely relax by the hotel.
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.